Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) on Tuesday informed the High Court that some 26,777 out of total 30,000 documents which were disappeared from its server have been recovered.
Imam Hasan, a lawyer who stood for Rajuk, presented the information to the High Court bench led by Nazrul Islam Talukder .
Hasan also said that the documents were hacked from the server by cybercriminals, but those have been retrieved.
The deleted files have been recovered by the consulting firm Technohaven Company Limited, according to Rajuk.
Following the update, the High Court directed the three-member inquiry committee of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to submit a report within 60 days of receiving the order and fixed July 9 for next order.
Lawyer Md. Khurshid Alam Khan stood for the ACC while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Ud-din Manik represented the state.
The incident was first reported by Prothom Alo on December 29, 2022, with a headline stating ‘30,000 customers’ documents are missing from Rajuk.’
On January 2, senior lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan brought the report to the attention of the court.
Following this, the High Court sought an explanation from the Rajuk Chairman and asked the ACC to investigate the matter.
On Tuesday, Rajuk filed an affidavit confirming the recovery of the missing documents, while the ACC said that they are currently investigating the incident. The committee has already requested information from Rajuk.
According to Rajuk’s affidavit, on December 6, 2022, the documents stored in BDCSL’s data center were deleted, and the Construction Permit (CP) system was stopped after a malicious attack. The system was later reactivated on December 21.
On December 22, Rajuk filed a GD at Motijheel police station, while on January 26, they made an agreement with Buet for investigation over the incident. Buet’s investigation team submitted an interim report on the matter on April 29, and their final report is expected soon.